Definition of College. Meaning of College. Synonyms of College

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Definition of College

College
College Col"lege, n. [F. coll[`e]ge, L. collegium, fr. collega colleague. See Colleague.] 1. A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops. The college of the cardinals. --Shak. Then they made colleges of sufferers; persons who, to secure their inheritance in the world to come, did cut off all their portion in this. --Jer. Taylor. 2. A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges. Note: In France and some other parts of continental Europe, college is used to include schools occupied with rudimentary studies, and receiving children as pupils. 3. A building, or number of buildings, used by a college. ``The gate of Trinity College.' --Macaulay. 4. Fig.: A community. [R.] Thick as the college of the bees in May. --Dryden. College of justice, a term applied in Scotland to the supreme civil courts and their principal officers. The sacred college, the college or cardinals at Rome.

Meaning of College from wikipedia

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- House") is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Christ Church is a joint foundation of the college and the cathedral of the Oxford...
- Imperial College London (legally Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university in London. Imperial grew out of...
- Balliol College (/ˈbeɪliəl/) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. One of Oxford's oldest colleges, it was founded...
- The College of William & Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M, and officially The College of William and Mary in Virginia) is a public research university...
- Barnard College is a private women's liberal arts college in New York City. It was founded in 1889 by Annie Nathan Meyer as a response to Columbia University's...
- Boston College (BC) is a private Jesuit research university in Chestnut Hill, M****achusetts, founded in 1863. Although Boston College is cl****ified as...
- A college-preparatory school (shortened to preparatory school, prep school, or college prep) is a type of secondary school. The term can refer to public...
- Harvard College is the undergraduate college of Harvard University, an Ivy League research university in Cambridge, M****achusetts. Founded in 1636, Harvard...
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